What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18-
Families, thank you for working with us to keep our school a safe and healthy learning environment. We understand that following the AHS requirements can be challenging and exhausting on a family but because of the diligent efforts of each member of our school community we are ensuring Holy Spirit is a safe place for students and staff to learn and grow.
Our grade 4 students received their Bibles at a very special mass this past Wednesday at OLPH church. Father Jim reminded us that God always loves us and forgives us. He also explained that Bible stands for:
The students will have their Bibles throughout their educational journey to grade 12. The Bibles were a gift from the REAL Foundation.
Mrs. Aoife Cahill
28th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading: Matthew 22: 1-4, 8-10
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
Reflection: Think about this silently in your heart. What does this parable tell us about the kingdom of God? Who is invited into the Kingdom?
Updated AHS Documents
Families sharing joy
As we return to school and we embrace being with our peers and teachers and a full school community we also need to re-learn and support learning behaviors we haven't addressed in some time. At Holy Spirit school, our students will be engaged in opportunities to learn in different ways. One of these ways will be with the use of a device. In grade 4, one-to-one technology is fully integrated into many areas of academics.
With technology comes responsibility. Students have a responsibility to be positive digital citizens. What does this mean? " Digital citizenship encourages students to respect themselves, others and intellectual property, while at the same time learning to think critically about protecting themselves and others from harmful content and behaviors online."
In the next 4 weeks teachers will be focusing on digital citizenship lessons in their classes and we are looking for parents to support these lessons at home as well.
See the following link from our EICS website for tools to support Digital Citizenship at home. Parenting in the Digital Age
You can also donate directly:
1) Through their website https://signofhope.cssalberta.ca/. There is a 'donate now' option. In the comments box indicate that you want your donation to go to Valeda House.
2) Mail in a cheque made out to Sign of Hope (in the memo put Valeda House)
Sign of Hope Society, 12431 Stony Plain Road NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3N3
3) Call 780-391-3232 to make a donation over the phone using a credit card
As always, I am here to support you, your kiddo, or your family, so please contact me by calling your school's main phone line or by emailing me at email@example.com. Elk Island Catholic Schools also has a page of Alberta Health Services, Government aid, and community resources that may assist your family. https://www.eics.ab.ca/coronavirus-information-in-eics/parent-resources. - Miss. B ♥️
Danielle Bussiere, MSW, RSW
Family Wellness Worker
Madonna Catholic School 780-467-7972
Holy Spirit Catholic School 780-416-9526
School fees are now active in PowerSchool. We will not be accepting checks or cash this year. Please log into your PowerSchool account to pay for your child's fees by October 30, 2020.
Please note that fees are added throughout the year as field trips are able to occur. Teachers will send home notes when new fees are added to your account.
Some grades have fees if you wish not to pay for these fees, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to have the fee removed.
Yearbooks may also be purchased at this time. They are $25.00 soft cover books. Please add them to your cart. They will have to be paid for in order for the order to be processed and placed. Yearbooks are handed out in the fall of the next school year.
If you require financial assistance in paying fees please fill out the form that is available at on our EICS website-click here to access form: Fee waiver form
Please email our secretary Mrs. Posavec with any questions email@example.com
Holy Spirit Catholic School
- Wednesday, October 28 - School Council Zoom Meeting at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
- Tuesday, November 3 - Virtual 3-Way Conferences
- Wednesday, November 4 - Early Out-Dismissal at 2:10 pm
- Thursday, November 5 - Virtual 3-Way Conferences
- Friday, November 6 - Kindergarten T/T
- Fall Break - November 9-13 - No School
- Friday, November 20 - Kindergarten M/W
- Friday, November 27 - Kindergarten T/T